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Old 01-27-2013, 10:09 PM   #1
Da_Lamby
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Exclamation No Test mode. Possible ECU problem

Hi I am in need of some guidance. I think that I may need to send in my ECU and AP to COBB, but I need to confirm

I have a 2006 TR that I normally run the VF39 map with my APv1. Two days ago I changed my base map to stage one in order to put my factory exhaust back onto the car for state safety inspection. I had no problems with the switch in maps and car was running as it should.

Today I re installed my 3 inch exhaust and did and oil change. After which I attempted to switch my base map back to the VF39 map. I did the normal procedure for connecting the green test connectors then I followed the steps to select the VF39 map. I began initializing the change and began as normal. I started doing other things as I waited, but not thinking I unlocked my doors with the switch on the drivers side. Did not think any of it at the time, but a few minutes later I checked on the progress screen and it just showed the main menu. I thought that was odd and decided to start the process again from the green connectors onward.
This time I could not start the car and I could not get the car to enter test mode as normal. I have already tried a hard battery reset twice and I cannot get the APv1 to communicate with the ECU. It was working fine not 15 minutes before and the battery was fully charged.
Any ideas would be greatly appreciated?
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Old 01-28-2013, 09:38 AM   #2
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Hi I am in need of some guidance. I think that I may need to send in my ECU and AP to COBB, but I need to confirm

I have a 2006 TR that I normally run the VF39 map with my APv1. Two days ago I changed my base map to stage one in order to put my factory exhaust back onto the car for state safety inspection. I had no problems with the switch in maps and car was running as it should.

Today I re installed my 3 inch exhaust and did and oil change. After which I attempted to switch my base map back to the VF39 map. I did the normal procedure for connecting the green test connectors then I followed the steps to select the VF39 map. I began initializing the change and began as normal. I started doing other things as I waited, but not thinking I unlocked my doors with the switch on the drivers side. Did not think any of it at the time, but a few minutes later I checked on the progress screen and it just showed the main menu. I thought that was odd and decided to start the process again from the green connectors onward.
This time I could not start the car and I could not get the car to enter test mode as normal. I have already tried a hard battery reset twice and I cannot get the APv1 to communicate with the ECU. It was working fine not 15 minutes before and the battery was fully charged.
Any ideas would be greatly appreciated?
Hi there. Sorry for your troubles.

It sounds like the flashing process was interrupted at some point. The most likely scenario is if you were to move the Accessport in the middle of the flash and something wasn't quite secure -> the OBD cable to car or the serial end to the Accessport. As far as unlocking the doors - that shouldn't have done anything unless your battery was already drained enough that it pushed it over the edge (enough to interrupt the reflash).

Unfortunately, if the reflash was interrupted, you will likely need to have your ECU restored. We do offer this service - you can give our customer service department a call or email and they can run through your options:
866-922-3059
support@cobbtuning.com

I would highly consider upgrading to the version 2 Accessport. It has a recovery mode to help reduce the changes of these type of reflashing problems. In addition, you will be gaining a lot of additional features including data logging from the device itself (huge benefit), launch control and flat-foot shift feature, speed density tuning (if you plan to go with a big build in the future), free Accesstuner Race self-tuning software, and more. We do offer a $200 trade-in credit when you trade in your old version 1 Accessport towards the purchase of the version 2 Accessport. Details here:

http://www.cobbtuning.com/AccessPort...in-s/70459.htm

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Old 01-28-2013, 10:16 AM   #3
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I figured something of the sort happened. And I am planning on upgrading my AP once I have the money for it.

In the meantime I will give the good guys at Customer Service a call.

Thank you Bill.

Called Cobb Customer service and Tim was able to give me something to try before I had to send in my ECU. It worked and first try. Thank you guys so much.

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Old 01-30-2013, 01:46 PM   #4
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I figured something of the sort happened. And I am planning on upgrading my AP once I have the money for it.

In the meantime I will give the good guys at Customer Service a call.

Thank you Bill.

Called Cobb Customer service and Tim was able to give me something to try before I had to send in my ECU. It worked and first try. Thank you guys so much.
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